The next move is continue from the little landing onto the top hallway but to do that a ceiling/floor needs to appear so that there is somewhere for the landing to go.
Up the ladder
Overview of house so far
to cut a ceiling along the entrance hall, around the stairwell and as far back through the kitchen as I can
There are five doorways onto this hallway:
the front door where we are sort of standing
the side door, invisible here but it’s back left underneath the stairs
the kitchen door
the sitting room door
and the dining room door, slightly recessed so hidden by the sitting room wall
Why’s the dining room hidden?
I can remember being confused coming out of such a dining room and turning left towards the front door a little too tightly and hitting the little bit of sitting room wall that stuck out, wondering at the time just why it was like that. Well, I can now tell myself that it gives the kitchen a further twelve inches or so of wall space is why. You can just spot the little jink back on the shape of the boarding in the photo of the floor above (under the heading ‘Plan’). Not quite a full inch-worth but the best I could squeeze in and leave room for all the dining room furniture we had around in the 50s.
Whilst up on that landing …
we have an opportunity to work towards putting in the last step at last, the other newel posts and the upper landing banisters too.